TODDLER/PLAY CIRCLE PROGRAM
Central Nursery School offers two programs for parents and their young children. PLAY CIRCLE is open to children who are fifteen months to twenty-one months and TODDLER CIRCLE for those who are twenty-one months to three years. Children are accompanied by a parent or caregiver weekly for an hour and a half.The joy of learning through creativity and discovery is experienced by both parent and toddler. There are many opportunities to learn, to play and to establish new friendships. The primary goal is to enable the child to experience less fear of the environment and to develop confidence, control and security with new people and places. Emphasis is placed on child development issues as parents discover their child’s learning style and share in spontaneous and creative experiences. Parenting skills are refined within this caring, sharing environment.
Activities vary from day to day. During the first 40 minutes children make choices and work as long as they need to in any one area. Some of their selections may be Arts & Crafts (paints, markers, paste, play dough), Manipulatives (puzzles, blocks, wood construction, pegs, size graduations, matching, sorting), Science (nature, animals, magnifiers, sand box, water table), or Language Development (records, books, puppets, printing, flannel boards, singing, rhythms, home living).
Activity Time is followed by Pick-up Time/Together Time (Finger plays, Songs, Read Aloud Stories), Snack Time (Emphasis on nutrition, variety of tastes and textures, special treats from home), and Outdoor Time and Dismissal (large muscle skills).
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